NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Zach Parise #9 of the New Jersey Devils falls into the Rangers goal past Henrik Lundqvist #30 and Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers in the first period of Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Last night's WCF result
- (8) Los Angeles over (3) Phoenix, 4-0: Kings rattled off another 40-shot effort on Mike Smith (36 saves) in a game which opened floodgates on the physical stuff, generated completely by frustration; witness calls made against the Coyotes: 1 hooking, 1 tripping, 2 slashing, 3 roughing, 2 boarding, 1 kneeing, 2 majors, and 3 misconducts. Jonathan Quick stopped 24 shots for the shutout. LA leads series 2-0, head to Staples Center tomorrow.
Tonight's ECF action:
- (6) New Jersey at (1) NY Rangers, 8 p.m. (NBCSN): Dan Girardi, Artem Anisimov, and Chris Kreider each notched 1G/1A while Henrik Lundqvist made 21 saves for a 3-0 New York victory in the series opener on Monday. Devils' Zach Parise (above): 5 SOG, minus-2.